Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide To Published Sources
Addington, Charles, comp.
Some Passengers to Canada and the United States of America, 1849-1864: Transcripts of Reports from Newspapers. 10 leaves.
LC call numbet: CS88 .A1A33 1987
LC control number: 87179990
The Atlantic Canadians, 1600-1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places and Vital Dates. Edited by Noel Montgomery Elliot. 3 vols. Indexes.
LC call number: CS88 .A88A85 1994 LH&G
LC control number: 94209557
Name of each immigrant and, if known, the following data: occupation and place of residence in a specific year. Many emigrated to the U.S.
Avakian, Linda L.
Armenian Immigrants: Boston 1891-1901, New York 1880-1897. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1996. xxxviii, 248 p., ill., map.
LC call number: E184 .A7 A85 1996 LH&G
LC control number: 96070167
The passenger lists include name of vessel, ports of embarkation and arrival, date of arrival, and the names of 7,300 passengers--their ages, sex, and often the place of last residence, and final destination.
Czech Immigration Passenger Lists. Halletsville, Tex.: Old Homestead Pub. Co. 3 vols. Bibliographic references.
LC call number: E184 .B67B32 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 86208231
Names of more than 13,300 [?] Czech passengers who arrived at the ports of Galveston between 1846 and 1891 and from 1896 to 1906; New Orleans from 1852 to 1899; New York and Baltimore in 1879. Data include name and age; country of origin (in many instances town or village); name of ship, and date and port of arrival.
Blaha, Albert J., comp.
Passenger Lists for Galveston, 1850-1855. Research by Eva Lembcke; translation by Josef Bittersman and Bernard Kneuper. Houston, Tex.: 1985- . Ill.
LC call number: F395 .G3B57 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 86112674
Índice Geobiográfico de Más de 56 Mil Pobladores de la América Hispánica. 1st ed. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, UNAM: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1985- . Vol. <1 , ill., index of names. Believe only 1 vol. published.
LC call number: CS95 .B69 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 86197796
General information on where Spanish colonials originated in Spain; specific information regarding the origin of settlers in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Santo Domingo, and the Darien colony in Panama; a section on women who emigrated from 1509-1519; and statistics on merchants, servants, governors, the religious, and military captains. The remainder of the book is divided by Spanish province or city and lists emigrants from those places. Data include their servants, often in what year the emigrants sailed, where they settled, in what events they participated, year of death (if known), and who accompanied them. In some instances colonists made several round trips to Spain.
Burgert, Annette K.
Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-speaking Lands to North America. Breinigsville, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1983-<1985 , vols. <1-2 , ill., index.
For additional works by this compiler consult the computer catalog.
LC call number: GR110 .P4A372 vol. 26
LC control number: 92074155
Burgert, Annette K.
Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Camden, Me.: Picton Press; Myerstown, Pa.: Available from AKB Pub., 1992. xxiv, 690 p., ill.
LC call number: GR110 .P4A372 vol. 26
LC control number: 92074155
"Prepared for distribution to members of the Pennsylvania German Society during 1992 as Volume XXVI in its series of publications on Pennsylvania German history and Culture" (verso title page).
Annette Kunselman Burgert and Henry Z. Jones, Jr.
Westerwald to America: Some 18th Century German Immigrants. Camden, Me.: Picton Press, 1989. X, 272 p., ill.
Facsimiles of ship passenger lists, pp. 223-32, and abstracts of German documents relating to emigrant families. LC call number: E184 .G3B88 1989
LC control number: 89060827
Coldham, Peter Wilson.
The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988. xv, 920 p., ill., bibliography. Rev. ed. of Bonded Passengers to America, 1983.
LC call number: CS61 .C62 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 88080404
Concerned with the deportation of some 45,000 convicted felons from England to America, 1615-1775, with historical background, descriptions of the English prisons, comments on those who dispensed justice, and common business practices of those who transported the emigrants.
Coldham, Peter Wilson
Supplement to The complete book of emigrants in bondage, 1614-1775.
Reveals additional data about approximately 3,000 of the above-mentioned emigrants.
LC call number: CS61 .C62 1988 Suppl. LH&G
LC control number: 92081863
Connick, Lucile Mallon, comp.
Lists of Ships' Passengers, Mobile, Alabama. 2 vols. Mobile, Ala: L.M. Connick, 1988-<1989> . Ill. Vol. 1 (1838-1840); vol. 2 (1841-1860).
LC call number: F334 .M6C694 1988
LC control number: 89142111
Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743: A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons Into Enforced Emigration to America. On added t.p.: . . . Journal of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland, Volume 7, 1796. Baltimore: Md.: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1992. 134 p., index.
LC call number: E184 .I6E45 1992
LC control number: 91077067
The First Germans in America: With a Biographical Directory of New York Germans. Edited by Don Heinrich Tolzmann. Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 1992. Index, bibliographical references.
Concerns 17th-century German emigrants.
LC call number: E184 .G3F57 1992
LC control number: 92166809
The Famine Immigrants: Lists of Irish Immigrants Arriving at the Port of New York, 1846-1851. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and Michael Tepper. 7 vols. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1983-1986. Bibliography, indexes.
LC call number: E184 .I6F25 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 83080078
The Great Potato Famine, brought on by a blight that struck the potato crop, reduced nearly all of Ireland to poverty. Between 1846-1851 over a million men, women, and children emigrated to the U.S. and Canada, the majority of them entering through the port of New York. In essence, this work is a chronological listing of nearly 651,000 passengers with name, age, sex, occupation, date of arrival, port of embarkation, and vessel.
Filby, P. William, editor.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography, 1583-1900, Being a Guide to the Published Lists of Arrivals in the United States and Canada. 2nd ed. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1988. 195 p.
LC call number: Z5313 .U5F54 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 88126328
Gives "full bibliographic information for more than 2,550 published passenger and immigration lists." A revision of A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists, 1538-1825, compiled by Harold Lancour. 3rd ed., rev. and enl. by Richard J. Wolfe, 1963.
P. William Filby, with Mary K. Meyer.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index: A Guide to Published Arrival Records of About 500,000 Passengers Who Came to the United States and Canada in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries. 1st ed. 3 vols. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1981. xxxv, 2,339 p., bibliographies.
LC call number: CS68 .F537 1981 LH&G
LC control number: 81143461
Alphabetical listing of passengers who arrived in North America and the West Indies between 1538-1900, compiled from published sources: passenger lists and naturalization records. Entries include age; year of arrival or naturalization, with an abbreviation for the bibliographic citation with volume and page. Some 125,000 names are added annually in the published Supplements.
Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1850- . Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1988- . <1-> .
LC call number: E184 .G3G38 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 87035442
Approximately 70,000 names in each volume. Lists are arranged chronologically by ship arrival. "Every passenger is identified by full name, age, sex, occupation, destination and when . . . available [the] country, province, or town of origin."
Hacker, Werner, editor.
Eighteenth Century Register of Emigrants from Southwest Germany (To America and Other Countries).
Approximately 65,000 names from "immigration data, tax records, bondage release papers, bills, etc."
LC call number: CS614 .H33 1994
LC control number: 94205591
Hamburg (Germany). Auswanderungsamt. [Records, 1850-1873.]
LC call number: Microfilm 10,897GA-43N-43P Listen Direkt, Manuscript Division; Microfilm 10,897GB-23N-23P Listen Indirekt, Manuscript Division
LC control number: mm 83070243
Finding aid, Manuscript Division Reading Room. See also the vertical file, LH&G. Names east European emigrants from two lists covering the period 1850-1873: Direct Lists (indexed) are passengers who sailed directly from Hamburg, Germany, to their destination; Indirect Lists (indexed) names passengers who sailed from Hamburg, but who stopped at another European port before reaching their destination. Handwritten in German script, the names are arranged by first letter of the surname. Entries include name of the ship, master of the vessel, departure date, name of passenger, age, previous residence, occupation, and destination.
Haury, David A., comp. and editor.
Index to Mennonite Immigrants on U.S. Passenger Lists, 1873-1904. North Newton, Kan.: Mennonite Library and Archives, 1986. 224 p.
LC call number: E184 .M45H38 1986 LH&G
LC control number: 87116345
Hebert, Donald J.
Acadian Families in Exile, 1785: And (Part Two) Exiled Acadians, An Index. Rayne, La.: Herbert Publications, 1995. xiii. 343 p., ill., port.
LC call number: F380 .A2H42 1995 LH&G
LC control number: 95078163
Part 1, over 1,600 Acadian exiles transported on six ships from France to Louisiana in 1785, with marriage records from the seventh vessel. Part 2, a "general index" of 25,025 exiled 18th-century Acadians derived from five works published during the period 1978-1995.
Holcomb, Brent, trans.
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Charleston, 1820-1829. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1994. viii, 178 p., index.
LC call number: CS68 .H654 1994 LH&G
LC control number: 94078263
Names derived from documents deposited with the collectors of customs and from State Department transcripts, the only surviving 19th-century passenger manifests from the Port of Charleston.
Irish Passenger Lists, 1847-1871: List of Passengers Sailing from Londonderry to America on Ships of the J. & J. Cooke Line and the McCorkell Line. Compiled under the direction of Brian Mitchell. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1988. xvii, 333 p., ill., index.
LC call number: E184 .I6I69 1988
LC control number: 87082306
For business reasons two Londonderry shipping firms kept passenger lists of their Atlantic crossings: J. & J. Cooke, 1847-1867, and William McCorkell & Co., 1863-1871. Cooke's include name of ship, year of embarkation, destination, Irish address of the passenger (usually town), and ages of children. The McCorkell lists provide name and address of passenger, month and year of embarkation, ages of children, month and year "engaged" at Philadelphia by the Robert Young and Co., name of the ship, month and year of embarkation.
Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at U.S. Ports, 1880-1899. Edited by Ira A. Glazier and P. William Filby. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1992- . Vol. 1- . Indexed.
LC call number: E184 .I8I844 1992
LC control number: 92024504
Johnson, Martin Wm., trans.
Old Lutherans in Wisconsin & Minnesota: Membership Lists, Cemeteries, Passenger Lists, etc. Belvidere, IL: M.W. Johnson, 1990. 2 microfiches, ill.
LC call number: Microfiche 94/2461 (E) MicRR
LC control number: 94628761
Records from Lutheran churches and cemeteries in Wis. and Minn., passenger lists of Lutherans arriving in New York, and the 1870 census of Pierce Co., Neb.
Jones, Jack Moreland and Mary Bondurant Warren.
South Carolina Immigrants, 1760 to 1770. Danielsville, GA: Heritage Papers, 1988. xi, 430 p., ill.
Over 7,000 names derived from Colonial sources.
LC call number: F268 .J66 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 89177023
Vesturfaraskra 1870-1914 = A Record of Emigrants from Iceland to America, 1870-1914. Reykjavik: Sagnfraedistofnun Haskola Islands; Distributed by Sogufelag, 1983. xix, 492 p., ill., maps.
LC call number: JV6724 .J86 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 92192086
Lists 14,263 Icelanders according to their last place of residence in Iceland (by shire, community, farm, and house), year of emigration, marital status, age, port of embarkation, ship, destination, and source.
Kaminkow, Jack and Marion.
A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759. Baltimore, Md.: Magna Carta Book Co., 1988. xxvii, 292 p.
Includes 3,000 names. "Transcribed from microfilms of the original records at the Guildhall, London."
LC call number: E187.5 .K3 1988 LH&G
LC control number: 88083835
Luxembourgers in the New World: A Reedition Based on the Work of Nicholas Gonner, "Die Luxemburger in der Neuen Welt," Dubuque, Iowa, 1889. Edited by Jean Ensch, Jean-Claude Muller, Robert E. Owen; original translations by Gerald L. Liebenau and Jean-Claude Muller. Esch-sur-Alzette, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Editions-Reliuers Schortgen, 1987. 2 vols. Ill.
LC call number: E184 .L88L89 1987 LH&G
LC control number: 87170772
Vol. 1, discussion of Luxembourger emigration, 1840-1890, with comments on settlements, occupations, and activities in the U.S. Vol. 2, principally an index to approximately 4,000 personal and place names cited in the Luxembourger Gazette (Dubuque, Iowa), 1872-1892.
Migration from the Russian Empire: Lists of Passengers Arriving at the Port of New York, 1875- . Edited by Ira A. Glazier. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1995- .
Includes "Poles, Byelorussians, Great Russians, Ukrainians, Jews, Finns, Lithuanians, Estonians, and Germans."
LC call number: E184 .R9M54 1995 LH&G
LC control number: 95075722
Naeseth, Gerhard B.
Norwegian Immigrants to the United States: A Biographical Directory, 1825-1850. Madison, Wis.: G.B. Naeseth, 1993- .
Brief biographical sketch of each immigrant. Vol. 1, 1825-1843.
LC call number: E184 .S2N24 1993
LC control number: 94161013
Olsson, Nils William and Erik Wiken.
Swedish Passenger Arrivals in U.S. Ports 1820-1850. Stockholm: Schmidts Boktryckeri AB, 1995. 628 p., bibliographical references, indexes.
New edition with additions and corrections.
LC call number: E184 .S23045 1995 LH&G
LC control number: 80475918
Pennsylvania German Immigrants, 1709-1786: Lists Consolidated from Yearbooks of the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society. Edited by Don Yoder. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1980. xi, 394 p., ill.
LC call number: F160 .G3P43 LH&G
LC control number: 80050502
Rasmussen, Louis J.
San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. 4 vols. Colma, Calif.: San Francisco Historic Record & Genealogy Bulletin, 1965-70. Ill.
LC call number: HE601 .U5R3 LH&G
LC control number: 65013821
Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1978- . CS68 .R37 1978 Lists reconstructed principally from newspaper notices of ship arrivals because official government records of entry were destroyed by fire.
Rhineland Emigrants: Lists of German Settlers in Colonial America. Edited by Don Yoder. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981. xii, 170 p., ill.
Includes 4,000 names from articles in Pennsylvania Folklife, 1966 to 1977.
LC call number: E184 .G3R44 1978 LH&G
LC control number: 80085116
Rieder, Milton P., editor.
New Orleans Ship Lists, 1820-1823. 2 vols. Metairie, La., 1966.
LC call number: F368 .R5 LH&G
LC control number: 67001038
Riviere, Mary Ann, comp.
From Palermo to New Orleans. Pub. by M.A. Riviere, 1987. xxiii, 91 leaves, index.
LC call number: E184 .I8R56 1987
LC control number: 88115572
Schenk, Trudy, Ruth Froelke, and Inge Bork.
The Wuerttemberg Emigration Index. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, Inc., 1986-92.
LC call number: CS627 .W86S34 1986 LH&G
LC control number: 85052453
Projected 8-volume work, each with approximately 12,000 names of individuals derived from 19th-century immigration registers of Wuerttemberg, Germany. Data include date and place of birth, date of emigration application, destination, home district of the applicant, and number of the microfilmed originals at the Genealogical Society of Utah.
Ships Passenger Lists, Port of Galveston, Texas, 1847-1871. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1984. 131 p.
Over 9,000 names.
LC call number: F385 .S53 1984 LH&G
LC control number: 84254677
The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy. Rev. ed. Edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, Inc., 1997. ix, 834, ills., bibliography, index.
"Immigration: Finding Immigrant Origins," pp. 441-519, edited by Kory L. Meyerink and Loretto Dennis Szucs.
LC call number: CS49 .S65 1997 LH&G
LC control number: 96041402
Discusses passenger manifests, oaths of allegiance, naturalization records, finding aids, special collections, and bibliographies (country by country), and approaches for doing research. Table 15-3, "Historical Summary of U.S. Naturalization Provisions," lists acts pertaining to naturalization, residence requirement, and eligibility.
Spear, Burton W.
Search for the Passengers of the Mary & John, 1630. 18 vols. Rev. ed. Toledo, Ohio: B.W. Spear, 1985-92. Ill., bibliographic references, index.
LC call number: F3 .S64 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 85176253
Swierenga, Robert P., comp.
Dutch Immigrants in U.S. Ship Passenger Manifests, 1820-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, Del: Scholarly Resources, 1983. 2 vols. xliv, 1,223 p.
LC call number: E184 .D9S95 1983 LH&G
LC control number: 82023078
Approximately 55,000 names from 100,000 passenger lists, chronologically arranged by date of arrival: name, relationship in the household, sex, age, occupation, destination, country of origin, vessel, port of embarkation, on board accommodation, port of arrival.
Tepper, Michael, editor.
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834: From Customs Passenger Lists. Elizabeth P. Bentley, trans. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1982. xxiii, 768 p., ill.
Lists some 50,000 names.
LC call number: CS68 .T46 1982 LH&G
LC control number: 82082643
Tepper, Michael, editor.
Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia, 1800-1819: The Philadelphia Baggage Lists. Elizabeth P. Bentley, trans. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986. xvii, 913 p.
LC call number: CS68 .T464 1986
LC control number: 85081172
LH&G "Baggage lists" were the result of exempting in-coming passengers from paying duty on personal belongings as specified in legislation passed by Congress on March 2, 1799. Approximately 40,000 entries are alphabetically arranged by surnames of passengers, name of the vessel, and date of arrival. A separate alphabetical index lists the ships, their ports, and dates of embarkation. Historical background and a critical evaluation of the lists are covered in the introduction.
United States. National Archives and Records Service.
Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985. Rev. ed. xiii, 304 p., ill., facsims., bibliographies, index.
Discusses extant passenger arrival lists and indexes by ports of entry, pp. 41-59. Photographs of two lists, 1820 and 1907.
LC call number: Z5313 .U5U54 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 89191751
Greek Immigrant Passengers, 1885-1910. 4 vols. Worcester, Mass.: M. Voultsos, 1991. Index.
LC call number: E184 .G7V68 1991 LH&G
LC control number: 91066226
Index, Greek Immigrant Passengers, Port of Boston, 1902-1906. Worcester, Mass.: M. Voultsos, 1993 pp.
Approximately 7,000 names.
LC call number: E184 .G7V685 1993
LC control number: 93086091
Emigrants to America: Indentured Servants Recruited in London, 1718-1733. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1985. 111 p.
Names 1,544 indentured servants.
LC call number: CS59 .W37 1985 LH&G
LC control number: 84081938
"Das Schicksal der Bremer Auswanderer-Listen," Norddeutsche Familienkunde (1952-1953), pp. 74-118.
LC call number: CS610 .N6; photocopy in vertical file, LH&G
LC control number: none
Lists 2,645 emigrants who sailed from Bremen, Germany to North America, between 1832 and 1849, in Isabella, Pauline, Meta, and Uhland, master Jürgen Meyer. Taken from Fredrich Spengemann's Die Reisen der Segelfregatten Isabella, Pauline, Meta und Uhland nach Nordamerika; Nach Kapitan Jürgen Meyers Bordbuch. (Bremen: Buckdruckerei Vahland & Co., 1937). LC Microfilm 46844 (E).
A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation. Toronto: Ontario Genealogical Society, 1986. xvi, 443 p., bibliography.
LC call number: CS83 .W49 LH&G
LC control number: 86198273
Contains "over 30,000 names" of emigrants settling in Canada before 1867, many of whom subsequently moved to the United States.
A Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A.. 2 vols. Baltimore: Magna Carta Book Co., 1972-1986. Bibliographies and indexes.
LC call number: E184 .S3W49 LH&G
LC control number: 72087915
Vol. 1, approximately 6,480 names. Vol. 2, provides "names and other details" of 1,000 Scots who emigrated to Canada prior to 1867 as well as "additional material relating to 170 emigrants who were listed in Vol. 1.
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7.2 Pre 1820 References
7.3 1820 to circa 1891 References
7.4 Post circa 1891 References
7.5 Reference for Ship's Pictures and Information
The following subsections include links to on-line references followed by listings of applicable books and other publications. The "Section" numbers following the link description refer to the section of this Guide where this link is first described.
7.1 General Passenger List References
Cyndi Howe's List of Immigration and Passenger Lists - Probably the most extensive listing of related on-line resources (Section 2.0)
The NARA "Immigrant and Passenger Arrivals" web site - Main site describing all holdings relating to pasenger lists of the National Archives (Section 2.0)
NARA Archival Research Catalog (ARC) - A project of the National Archives which will enable anyone connected to the Internet to search descriptions of NARA's nationwide holdings and view copies of its most popular documents. (Section 2.0)
The "Soundex Machine" - Converts the surname to the Soundex coding (Section 2.0)
Colleta, John P. "They Came in Ships" - A good general guide to researching passenger lists
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7.2 Pre 1820 Research References
Bolton "Immigrants to New England 1700-1775"
Boyer, Carl 3rd. "Ship Passenger Lists for New York and New Jersey (1600 -1825)" - Edited and Indexed by Carl Boyer 3rd - 1978. LDS Library Fiche No. 6048671. Includes index of names with a compilation of various records pertaining to immigration of early people to the New York and New Jersey area. (Also includes 3 other volumes covering other areas.)
Coldham, Peter Wilson. "The Complete Book of Emigrants". 4 volumes. Surry, England: Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore 1987. Comprehensive listing compiled from English Public Records of those who took ships to America (1607-1660, 1661-1699, 1700-1750)". Also available on CD ROM John Witaker.
Filby, P. William. "Passenger and Immigration Lists Bibliography, 1538-1900: Being a Guide to Published Lists of Arrivals in the United States and Canada". Detroit: Gale Publishing Co., 1988. Compilation of ships for which lists have appeared in published literature.
Filby, P. William with Mary K. Meyer, "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, A guide to Published Arrival Records of Passengers who came to the New World between the Sixteenth and the Early Twentieth Centuries". (multiple volumes with new ones added yearly) Detroit: Gale Research Co. 1981-84. Compilation of indexes of numerous immigration lists that are in print.
Bartis, Peter, and Mary Hufford. "Maritime Folklife Resources: Directory and Index". Washington DC: American Folklife Center, 1980. Lists finding aids, collections, and publications.
Hotten, John Camden, Ed. "The Original List of Persons of Quality who went from Great Britian to American Plantations, 1600-1700". Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1974 .
Lancour, A. Harold. "A Bibliography of Ship Passenger Lists of Ships coming to North America, 1538-1825, Being a Guide to Published Lists of Early Immigrants to North America". New York, New York Public Library, 1938. Contains bibliography of early passenger lists.
"The Customs-House Records in Massachusetts as a Source of History." Massachusetts Historical Society Proceedings 54 (1921): 324-330. Includes location of cargo manifests, shipping registers and custom records for ports in Massachusetts.
"Maritime Museums: How to Search Them for Your Family's History." Family Heritage (Oct. 1978): (141-145). McWilliams, Jerry, and Waverly Lowell. Includes discussion of research aids and how to use them.
Schenk, Trudy, Ruth Froelke and Inge Bork. "The Wuerttemberg Emigration Index". 6 volumes. Ancestry Incorporated, Salt Lake City, 1986. 60,000 persons who made application to leave Germany from the late 18th century to 1900 at Wuerttemberg.
Tepper, Michael. "New World Immigrants: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Litature". 2 volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. A consolidation of information from the NEHG Register. Includes arrivals during the colonial period.
Tepper, Michael "Passengers to America" publ in 1980. A consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the NEHG Register
Yoder, Don. "Pennsylvannia German Immigrants, 1709-1786". Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1980. Lists consolidated from yearbooks of the Pennsylvannia German Folklore Society.
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7.3 1820 to circa 1891 References
National Archives web site for Record Group 36 - National Archives site detailing the holdings of passenger lists for 1820 to circa 1891 (Section 3.0)
Castle Clinton National Monument - Information about Castle Clinton (Section 4.0)
Castle Clinton: Landing place for Immigrants - Further information about Castle Clinton (Section 4.0)
The following index may be useful to locate the origin of an ancestor leaving from Bremen during the unindexed years:
Zimmerman, Gary J. and Marion Wolfert ; German immigrants; lists of passengers bound from Bremen to New York 1847-1871. 4 volumes. Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985-1993. Abstracted from National Archives microfilm of passenger lists of vessels arriving at New York. Only those passengers are included in this work for whom a specific place of origin is listed - this amounts to about 21% of those leaving Bremen.
The following indexes may help find an ancestor if the nationality is known:
- Baca, Leo. Czech Immigration Passenger Lists. 4 volumes. Richardson, Tex. Czech immigrants between 1847 and 1871.
- Cassady, Michael. New York Passenger Arrivals, 1849-1868 : passenger lists / transcribed by Michael Cassady ; Sylvia Nimmo, editor., Papillion, Nebr., c1983. Contains records with index of passengers arriving on 33 ships from England, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, France, Holland, Sweden and Switzerland.
- Glazier, Ira A. and P. William Filby. Germans to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at US. Ports, 1850 to 1887. Multiple volumes Wilmington, Del, Scholary Resources, Inc. 1988. . For 1850-1887, entire lists of ships with a minimum of 80% Germans, are included. Later, German immigrants from all ships are indexed.
- Glazier, Ira A. and Michael Tepper. The Famine Immigrants 1846-1851. 7 volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983. List of Irish immigrants arriving at the Port of New York.
- Glazier, Ira A. Italians to America: Lists of Passengers Arriving at US Ports, 1880-1899. 2 volumes.(additional years are being added when completed). Wilmington, Del, Scholary Resources, Inc. 1992. Indexed lists of Italian passengers.
- Olsson, Nils William. Swedish Passenger Arrivals in New York, 1820-1850. Chicago, Swedish Pioneer Historical Society, 1967. Lists, including biographical information of some of Swedish immigrants to New York.
- Swierenga, Robert P.Dutch Immigrants in US Ship Passenger Manifests, 1820-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons. 2 volumes. Wilmington, Del, Scholary Resources, Inc. 1992. List of Dutch immigrants.
- The following indexes may help when the name of the ship, or the name of the steamship line, and the approximate date is known:
- Steuart, Bradley W. Passenger Ships Arriving in the New York Harbor. Bountiful, Utah : Precision Indexing, c1991. Extraction of all passenger vessels arriving at the port of New York 1820-1850 compiled from National Archives films. This is listing of ships and not a list of passengers.
- Morton-Allen Directory of European Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York, 1890-1930, and at the Ports of Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia, 1904-1926. New York: Immigration Information Bureau. Provides dates of arrival for every passenger ship, arranged by steamship line.
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7.4 Post circa 1891 References
Microfilm numbers for Passenger Arrivals - Site detailing the holdings of passenger lists for post circa 1891 (Section 5.0)
The Passenger List/Manifest web site - A search tool for the post 1891 time period for the Port of New York. It includes a surname-to-soundex conversion tool, and contains the indexes to passenger manifests that can be searched by shipping line, or by date of arrival. (Section 2.0)
Ellis Island Wall of Honor - Information about the wall and how to have your ancestor listed (Section 5.0)
Search the Wall of Honor - Search the Wall of Honor for your ancestor's name on the Web (Section 5.0)
Morton-Allen Directory of European Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York, 1890-1930, and at the Ports of Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia, 1904-1926. New York: Immigration Information Bureau. Provides dates of arrival for every passenger ship, arranged by steamship line.
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7.5 References for Ship's Pictures and Information
Mystic Seaport Museum - Home page (Section 6.0)
Mariners Museum - Home page (Section 6.0)
Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum - Home page (Section 6.0)
Immigrant Ships - Louis S. Alfano - Extensive collection of ship descriptions and histories which are are available online.
Anuta, Michael J. "Ships of our Ancestors" - Baltimore, MD; Genealogical Publishing Co., repr. 1993; Menominee, MI; Ships of our Ancestors, Inc. 1983 - Covers 900 ships that transported immigrants 1860 - 1950.
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